|Bryce Kanbara, Artist, Art Waves #52|
Sculptor and gallery owner Bryce Kanbara was featured on the very first episode of Art Waves as part of a panel discussion of arts funding. We invited him back to talk about his own work as an artist, and his cutting-edge YouMe Gallery on James St. North.
Keywords: sculpture; curator; gallery owner; Japanese-Canadian; YouMe Gallery; James Street North
|Jeff Mahoney, Journalist, Art Waves #127|
Jeff Mahoney is a much loved writer at the Hamilton Spectator. In this episode of Art Waves, he talks about the joys as well as the difficulties of newspaper journalism today. For the stories behind the stories, not to mention the poetic and musical sides of Jeff Mahoney, tune it in.
Keywords: the future of print media; chess; humour; Art Gallery of Hamilton; Stevie Wonder; Lenny Breau
|Donna Lee Macdonald, Art Waves #51|
Donna Lee Macdonald, the Arts Administrator for Hamilton Artists Inc., dropped by to talk to Art Waves about the important renaissance of that collective in its new home on James Street North. While she was here she also spoke about inspiration, and her own writing.
Keywords: arts administration; Hamilton Artists Inc; writing; inspiration; time management; gallery; James Street North
|Gallery on the Bay, Art Waves #71|
Hamilton has several couples who have opened their homes to the arts, creating spaces where the community comes to celebrate and grow. Marlaise and David Laing Dawson opened the Gallery on the Bay a few years ago and they continue to host art openings, readings and concerts in an atmosphere of sophisticated beauty. But did you know they also make movies?
Keywords: art gallery; curating; film-making; writing; painting; hosting cultural events; collaboration
|Janusz Wrobel, Landscape Photographer, Art Waves #153|
"Good photography is getting inside your view-finder exactly what the viewers would see if they were standing right where the camera is with their eyes wide open," says Janusz Wrobel, a truly brilliant landscape photographer who travels alone to the remote Canadian wilderness to do his work. He says this work has changed him. I say listening to him talk about it may change you as well.
Keywords: Arkady Fiedler; Vangelis; the Canadian shield; Lorraine Roy; Carnegie Gallery
|201 Sue Firsker ( Nov. 10, 2013)|
If you've ever felt you don't know enough about felting, join us for a heartfelt conversation about one of the oldest fibres and fibre arts in the world. Sue Firsker creates everything from wearable art, to landscapes, to vessels out of this amazing material. She'll have you feeling like felting, whether or not you've ever felt like it before.
Keywords: Lorraine Roy; fibre art; Whirling Dervishes; yurts; merino wool; Norman Felix Gallery; Cambridge Galleries; Dundas Studio Tour; Fred Varley; Group of Seven; Tom Thomson; McMichael Gallery; Quetico; Algonquin; Georgia O'Keefe; www.suefirsker.ca
|Shannon Kyles, 3rd Visit, Art Waves #164|
Shannon Kyles' architectural drawing competition, "Places We Call Home" has been judged & opens Oct. 21st at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. To hear about this, Mohawk's new Architectural Restoration Program, where to get fine craftsmen, and much more, tune in to Shannon Kyles' third visit to Art Waves.
Keywords: Tim Drake; Dave Snoddy; Leanne Borges; Sabine Haley; Dan Cheatley; Art Gallery of Hamilton; Graham Crawford; Anthony Butler; Rob Hamilton; Andrew Skuse; Craig Simms; AGH; Ontario architecture
|E. Robert Ross, Landscape Painter, Art Waves #134|
E. Robert Ross is known for his sharply vibrant paintings depicting Lake Ontario and the Niagara escarpment region, particularly Cootes Paradise. And that is fine with him. He never tires of painting this landscape. His goal is to take us to that third dimension where the physical and the spiritual meet.
Keywords: realism; landscapes; the DVSA; the Carnegie Gallery; McMaster Framers; architecture; photography & painting; The Cloud Appreciation Society; Frank Lloyd Wright; the Chicago Public Library
|Grace Loney, Visual Artist, Art Waves #169|
Abstract artist Grace Loney says she wants to give those who view her art the same experience listeners have when a piece of music surrounds and totally engages them. She also says everyone, of any age, should give themselves permission to stop over thinking it and embrace their creativity. We couldn't get David Wilcox's O Freedom for the ending, so we played her second choice: Anthem by Leonard Cohen.
Keywords: Harold Glass; Kim Andrews; The Paper Box Studio; The Intersection Project; Glenhurst; Grimsby Art Gallery; Janet Cardiff; Henry Moore; Jean Paul Riopelle; David Wilcox; Ariana Gillis; Leonard Cohen
|198 Dave Pijuan Nomura ( Oct. 20, 2013)|
Macrophotographer Dave Pijuan-Nomura appreciates the infinitesimal, as well as the bits of the world that are so ordinary we don't give them a second look. He gives everything a second look and he'll make you do so as well. Pijuan-Nomura epitomizes the word respect: look again.
Keywords: James North Studio; You Me Gallery; Japanese internment; Gulliver; Freeman Patterson; Lindy; Art Crawl; Lab Cab Festival; Contact Photography Show; Fritz Goro
Guennadi Kalinine learned to restore art by working on icons in his native Russia. He emigrated to Canada, specifically Dundas, in 2003, where the art of iconography influences his vision of the geography of the Canadian shield. He will restore your faith in the spirit that infuses the landscape around us.
Keywords: Jim and Sue Waddington; E. Robert Ross; Catherine Gibbon; Katherine MacDonald; Rae Bates; Wesley Bates; Ger Brender a Brandis; Conrad Furey; William Biddle; Frank Pannabaker; Lawren Harris; Group of Seven; Sam Cioran; iconography; Carnegie Gallery; DVSA; McMaster Gallery; gkstudio.ca; Rachmaninov
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|Wazimbo, Mozambiquan Legend, Art Waves #145|
Artist and arts organizer Annette Paiement presents the legendary singer of Mozambique, Wazimbo, in a fascinating hour full of the kind of music that has made "world music" so popular in recent years. Through Matapa, an arts organization founded by Annette with Filimone Mabjaia, Wazimbo is the first of many Mozambiquan and Canadian artists who will bridge the two cultures. The music of Wazimbo will have you smiling and dancing even as it probes your soul.
Keywords: Marrabenta music; Matapa Music & Arts Organization; Super Crawl; Tich Maredza Band; The Zimbabwean Burial Society; Luanda Jones; Arlene Bishop; Tomi Swick; Brian Melo; View; Canadian Film Centre; the Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival; the Revtones; Lula Lounge
|209 Fourwarned ( Feb. 16, 2014)|
Jim Mariner, Rosemary Booth Almas, Jane Longmate and Julie Warriner are Fourwarned, a quartet that specializes in singing pop standards from the forties through the eighties. It's not the time frame that interests them, however, it's the harmony. To be thrilled by their meltingly smooth harmonies, light up an hour with Fourwarned.
Keywords: The Orlons; The Skyliners; Grant Ave. Studios; Bob Doidge; Daniel Lanois; Stan Rogers; Gordon Lightfoot; U2; Buddy Holly; Theatre Aquarius; The Crickets; Bobby Vee; Carnegie Gallery; Ariana Gillis; Grandmothers to Grandmothers
|John Haney, Photographer, Art Waves #151|
After the interview John Haney said, "I forgot to say that recently I saw a man in the grocery lift a bouquet of orange flowers to his face to breathe in their scent, and I cursed myself for not having my camera with me. Then I realized that being a photographer means paying attention. It means you will see beautiful photographs everyday that you don't take. But in a way, you take them just by noticing." For more of John Haney's passionate eloquence, listen to Art Waves #151.
Keywords: Henri Cartier-Bresson; Larry Towell; Alex Soth; Simon Norfolk; Diane Arbus; Irving's Famous Clothes; Contact Photography Festival; Garry Winogrand; Erin Brubacher; John Szarkowski; Emerson Gallery; Amanda Jernigan; DaPoPo Theatre; William Morris; Levon Helm